Girdled Mining Bee - Andrena labiata


    Tergites 2 and 3 are a bright brick red.

    Identification difficulty

    Sandy areas predominantly open grassland and edges of scrub and woodland.

    When to see it

    Early May to late June.

    Life History

    The species is well known to be strongly associated with speedwells but it forages from many other plants.

    UK Status

    Very local and mainly coastal it is found throughout southern England to north Yorkshire and Wales. Possibly increasing in numbers.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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